It is RUMORED (via MCU Cosmic) that the villain for the upcoming ‘Moon Knight’ Disney+ series will be the femme fatale Stained Glass Scarlet. This character, real name: Scarlet Fasinera, lived a rough life, having been abused by her father until she got fed up and burned him alive in his bed. That death was ruled an accident, so she was not punished. She later became a prison guard and was trained in combat. She married the gangster Vince Fasinera, who was also abusive to her but was gunned down on the steps of a church. The couple had a son, Joseph, who became a criminal himself. Scarlet had become a nun, but after her son escaped from prison, she became a vigilante and killed him, and began hunting down his conspirators using a crossbow. At some point, she develops a psychic bond and obsession with Moon Knight.
Keep in mind, her being the villain of the ‘Moon Knight’ TV series is just a RUMOR! Her backstory sounds tailor-made for the Netflix Marvel shows but much too dark for Disney+. Then again, her origin could be toned down for the show.
Stained Glass Scarlet was first introduced in 1981’2 ‘Moon Knight’ #14, and was co-created by Doug Moench, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Jim Shooter. She appears periodically in ‘Moon Knight’ comic books, and has a Catwoman-esque relationship with the hero, in that she is a lethal vigilante, but assists him when needed. Once again, don’t expect many “lethal” villains on Disney+.
‘Moon Knight’, ‘Ms. Marvel’, and ‘She-Hulk’ were all announced at D23 this summer as joining the Marvel Studios roster of shows on Disney+, following ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’, ‘WandaVision’, ‘Loki’, and ‘Hawkeye’. The three new shows will introduce all-new characters who haven’t been seen before in the movies, but unlike other existing Marvel shows, will be more closely connected to the film universe and the characters could very well find their ways into the films.
The three newer shows aren’t expected to premiere until 2022 at the earliest.
Are you a Moon Knight fan? Is this the right villain for the TV adaptation?